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SIU terminates three investigations around the GTA

Posted on 01 March 2018 by admin

The agency that investigates incidents involving Ontario police said on Tuesday that two of the three suspects in the incidents being investigated inflicted pain on themselves.

Ontario’s police watchdog terminated three investigations involving police around the GTA on Tuesday.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU), which is an agency that invokes its mandate any time a police officer has been involved in a serious injury, death or sexual assault, say they began the first investigation in December of last year.

Peel police responded to a call for a disturbance in a Brampton home at around 5:30 p.m. Officers later arrested a 52-year-old man, and took him to the hospital for an injury.

SIU Director Tony Loparco determined that the man’s injuries were not serious and terminated the investigation, according to an SIU news release.

On December 20, 2017, police arrested a 19-year-old man for impaired driving near Wasaga Beach. While in the cell, the SIU said the man punched the wall several times and fractured two fingers.

“The evidence establishes that the man’s injuries were self-inflicted,” Loparco said. He later terminated the investigation.

The third incident the SIU was investigating took place on Jan. 29.

At around 10 a.m., Toronto police went to an apartment to arrest a woman, 34, who had an outstanding warrant.

After the woman met police, she told them she had to change her clothes. Police later discovered that the woman had jumped out of the second floor window of a bedroom and injured herself.

She was transported to the hospital with a back injury.

“The woman’s injury was caused when she jumped out of a second floor window, and was not as a result of her interaction with the police. As such, this investigation has been terminated,” Loparco said.

The second investigation involved a man who had punched a wall while in jail and the SIU determined that the injuries were self inflicted. The third investigation involves a woman who jumped out of a second floor window when police arrived to arrest her on an outstanding warrant.

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